A Quest for Independence

An Employment and Independent Living Skills Summer Camp for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

August 22-26, 2022 at Camp Canonicus

Deadline to Apply is July 1, 2022

OSCIL staff and campers standing in a group.
OSCIL and YT staff and campers at Camp in 2021.

OSCIL’s Summer Transition Program is a one-week, residential program that provides teens and young adults with disabilities, ages sixteen through twenty-three, an opportunity to develop employment and independent living skills in a supportive environment. Well defined instruction, in small groups and individually, will provide training in the areas of employment and job skills, social skills, including maintaining positive mental health, and independent living skills.  Participants will practice skills in real time scenarios, such a taking a RIDE bus to go grocery shopping, negotiating conflict, mock job interviews, cooking, cleaning and proper grooming. Advocacy adventures will include a visit to the legislature to meet with senators and representatives and to learn how bills are made. Participants will learn skills for self-advocacy, including the provision of accommodations according to the ADA. It is expected that participants will leave the program more knowledgeable about their options and feeling more confident in their skills.